Steeler Nation, its the Divisional Round weekend of the NFL playoffs and we are now down to 8 teams remaining on the quest for Super Bowl XLVIII and a Lombardi Trophy . So far it’s been a wild and crazy race and so have our picks! Each week the writers of Steelers N Stuff will give you their four picks of the week against the spread. Now remember these picks are for amusement purposes ONLY. Do not try these picks at home they are made by trained professionals.
Season Record W-L-T Steve 34-37-4 Brandon 33-39-3
Steve’s picks of the week…
Saints +8 over the Seahawks …I look for the Saints to keep this one closer than most think and will take the more experience Saints lead by Drew Brees.
Patriots -7 over the Colts…The Patriots are hard to beat at home and I think the Colts luck might run out in New England. I would love to be wrong on this one!
Carolina pk over the 49ers…The Panthers powerhouse defense at home will prevail as the 49ers barely beat a depleted average Packers defense. Colin Kaepernick better be ready to run.
Broncos -9 over the Chargers…Peyton Manning and the Broncos are about to school Rivers and the Chargers in the difference from regular season to the playoffs. Broncos in a blowout.
Brandon’s picks of the week…
Saints +8 over the Seahawks… Going into Seattle is a tough place to play a dangerous Seahawks team. However, look for the Saints to keep it closer than the spread.
Colts +7 over the Patriots… Any time the Colts and Patriots play, it is must watch football. The Colts are riding off of their miracle comeback win last week and I expect them to carry that into Foxborough.
49ers pk over the Panthers… The last time these two teams met, the Panthers won by just one point (10-9). This weekend, I expect payback to be delivered but by the team with the most playoff experience. Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers will win a close one here.
Broncos -9 over the Chargers… The Chargers have been rolling as of late, but Peyton Manning and the Broncos will be stopping them right into their tracks. Manning will win this one rather easily as the Chargers just don’t have what it takes to stop the offense.